Unlike some of the other mags TaB don't send you a complimentary copy of the issue your story is in so I had no idea my story had been published until Bernadette let me know! I was a leettle bit surprised that it was published in the August edition as the story has an autumnal setting but I'm not unhappy - it means I get paid sooner rather than later. (no sign of the cheque yet though!)
I've neglected the blog over the last couple of days because I've developed a stinky cold/chest infection that I can't shake off. Grrrr. I'd better feel well (or at least a bit less snotty) tomorrow as I'm off to see The Counting Crows and I want to jump about a bit without holding a roll of loo roll over my nose!
I've also neglected my novel over the last couple of days. I was at a bit of an impasse anyway because I knew I needed to go back and fix a couple of scenes at the beginning of the novel that painted my MC in quite an unsympathetic light but the cold made my brain feel too cloudy to come up with a solution. I did a bit of work on the novel today, more of a temporary fix than a solution, but I couldn't carry on writing with it nagging away at me. Weirdly I'm actually looking forward to editing this novel (and I hated editing novel #1). Not sure why that is - maybe because I'm mostly making this novel up as I go along whereas I planned a fair bit of novel #1.
Novel #3 is still bubbling around in my brain but I'm determined to try and finish novel #2 first*.
17,854 / 80,000 words (22.3% of novel #2)
*I reserve the right to change my mind at any time!